The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 122
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Harvard University, the University of Maryland, the University
of Kentucky, and Tulane University. He is the author of The
Academic Man and a frequent contributor to scholarly journals
Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, Abilene civic leader, historian, and
distinguished member of the Association, has presented her
library of volumes on genealogy, history, biography, and literature
of Texas and the southern states to McMurry College at Abilene.
There are also many valuable manuscripts and maps which went
along with this collection.
December, 1952, again brought to the Association office many
original and distinctive Christmas cards, reflecting the senders'
interest in local history and Texana.
The First National Bank of San Antonio sent two charming
cards, both beautifully illustrated in color. One tells of the legend
of Shavano, a little Indian boy who, having no fine gift for the
Christ Child at the first Christmas at the Mission San Antonio
de Valero in 1718, gave a vine with green leaves and dark green
berries; on Christmas morning these dark berries miraculously
changed to bright scarlet. This vine, sometimes called the Margil
vine for Father Antonio Margil, still grows around San Antonio.
The second card explains the Spanish customs of the posada and
the breaking of the pinata at Christmas.
Alas! No Log Cabins, the fifth in a series by William A.
Philpott, Jr., contains forty pages of essays and verse and is in the
tradition which has made "phil's page" in the Texas Bankers
Record popular for a number of years.
J. A. R. Moseley, author of the Presbyterian Church at Jeffer-
son, chose the Excelsior Hotel in Jefferson for his 1952 card. A
Carl Hertzog product, the handsome card shows E. M. Schiwetz'
drawing of the old hotel, which was published in the July-August,
1950, issue of the Humble Way.
Fred R. Cotten sent the thirteenth edition of the Scrap Book:
Choice Bits of Wit, Humor, and Philosophy, begged, borrowed,
and begotten, which has a Texas flavor.
Colonel Martin L. Crimmins' greeting presents a gala military
ball of a century ago complete with officers in authentic dress
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